Bite-sized Potli Samosas- Baked!

The cute bite size appetizer samosas will charm your guests and this quick and easy recipe will win you over…….find out what the shortcut is!

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Bite-sized Potli Samosas- Baked!

The word potli alludes to a bag or purse. It is said that there are references to a potli being used in Indian history, since Vedic times! They were used to carry gold coins, medicines, herbs and jewels. In recent years, potlis became a fashionable accessory. They are made in gorgeous silk fabrics or woven, beaded and embroidered.

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 indian Potli bags in fashion today

The potli samosa mimics this purse. It is generally deep fried but I wanted to try making a baked version. And you know how I love shortcuts 🙂

So I experimented with Nasoya wonton wrappers and am sharing my results with you. The way the potlis (bags) are made also eliminates big sharp triangular edges of the wonton wrappers after baking. I had used them for other appetizers and learned my lesson 😉

For the filling, I used the same stuffing/filling that I have used in the Samosa Triangle for the Weekend Party but you would need only half the amount for these bite size potli samosas.

Using one wonton wrapper at a time, put a scant teaspoon of the filling in the center. I kept the other wonton wrappers under a damp kitchen towel.

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Step 1 in making the potli samosas

Pull up the edges and give it a slight pinch just above the filling. Moisten your fingertips slightly if the wonton wrapper does not pinch easily.

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Potli bags formed

Repeat with the other wonton wrappers and filling. Brush or spray lightly with oil. I used olive oil and also sprinkled them lightly with kosher salt before baking. That’s it! You have 48 appetizers ready for your party!

Baked Potli Samosas

  • Servings: 48
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients-

  • For the filling- One half quantity of the stuffing/filling in Samosa Triangle for the Weekend Party
  • 48 wonton wrappers
  • Oil to grease the baking sheet and brush the potli samosas
  • Kosher salt (optional)
  • Hot green chili chutney and sweet tamarind chutney to serve (optional)

To make the Potli Samosas-

  1. Make ½ the quantity of the potatoes and peas stuffing/filling according to the recipe in Samosa Triangle for the Weekend Party.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Remove the wonton wrappers from the packaging and place them under a damp kitchen towel. Working with one wonton wrapper at a time, place a scant teaspoon of the filling in the center. Draw the edges of the wonton together and pinch them just above the filling. Place it on a greased baking sheet.
  4. Repeat with the rest of the wonton wrappers and the filling.
  5. Brush or spray the Potli Samosas lightly with oil. Sprinkle lightly with kosher salt, if using.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 14 minutes. Turn the potli samosas on their sides and bake for another 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Serve with the hot green chutney and the sweet and sour tamarind chutney, if desired.

Wishing you potlis full of fun this weekend!

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Baked Potli Samosas anyone?

Love,

Sandhya

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42 Comments Add yours

  1. Love that they are baked and not fried.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Greg.

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  2. Antonia says:

    These look yummy Sandhya! What a fantastic appetizer :). Love the comparison to purses and the photos!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Antonia!

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  3. They look so cute😉😍

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much. I thought so too:)

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Ruchi!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Lynn!

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  4. piyalimutha says:

    The baked potlis are so perfect with a golden sizzle and yummy stuffing. Loved your description of potlis with a picture of the actual potli bags we carry. A big thumbs up for baking them.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Piyali for your sweet words of encouragement. I truly appreciate it!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Sonal! Congratulations on your new website!

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  5. Hilda says:

    I will keep this recipe. I will be catering a function at my daughter’s studio and she specifically asked for samosas. These ones are so elegant, and apparently easy, I thank you for the idea. I presume they are still good even at room temperature?

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    1. Sandhya says:

      So nice to hear from you, Hilda. These samosas will be perfect for a function at your daughter’s studio! Yes they tasted great at room temperature.
      Do let me know how she likes them. Is your daughter an artist? All the best for the function!

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  6. They look totally yummy, and I especially love the golden brown tips….

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Santosh!

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  7. Loretta says:

    Beautiful potlis Sandhya, and I even knew what potlis were (I know 3 or 4 hindi words) and potli is one of them :). What an innovative idea to have these bite-sized samosas encased in the gorgeous baked sheets. Did you use the same form that you used on the pedas the other day? Great idea! Diwali is coming up right? Are you going to town baking (metia) not sure of the spelling, but boy! we used to love those Indian sweets. I’ve never worked with wonton wrappers either, I must give that a go. Happy weekend to you. Still yucky and rainy here, but thankfully no hurricane in the forecast, I actually turned the heat on today it was freezing in the house, and 2 days ago it was in the 80’s????

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Loretta. No I did not use any molds for the potlis. Just pulled the edges of the wonton wrapper together- it is pretty easy to do.My husband also said that they did look like the modak shape…may be
      I should have made them later:)
      It is freezing here too…it suddenly got cold, rainy and raw:(

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  8. The Poti Samosa’s look delicious, also the Poti that you pictured here are just beautiful. I especially love the grey beaded one.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Suzanne. The grey beaded one is my favorite too.

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  9. This is something I know my hubby would love if I can do it justice.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you! They are very easy to make.

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  10. kushi says:

    That looks so cute, healthy an delicious dear. Loved it!

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  11. chefceaser says:

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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  12. that’s great idea to bake them than deep fry! Thank u for the inspiration of delicious snack 😍😍

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Indah! Yes I try and avoid frying as much as possible.

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  13. Sandhya says:

    Reblogged this on Indfused and commented:

    Quick and easy appetizer samosas for the holiday parties!

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  14. This isn’t just a must do, it’s a must do OFTEN!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Greg! I like the sound of that!

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  15. Quick and easy; healthy too….. BTW, I am eyeing your pot like purses as well 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Aruna:)

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  16. I love to use wonton wrappers for appetizers – quick and easy and perfect to make any time of the year. I will have to remember your method for forming them – very elegant looking 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Judy! I want to use the wonton wrappers more- they are so easy to use, right?

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  17. Antonia says:

    These are gorgeous Sandhya! I would never know they are baked either. Yum!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Antonia!

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  18. Yum! So cute.. Samosa’s are the best! Even better bite sized 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much! Yes, plus these baked ones feel guilt free!
      Btw, I LOVE the name of your blog! We are big falafel fanatics too:)

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